Since adopting the much challenged value-added model for rating teacher performance, Florida has allowed local school districts to assign evaluation performance levels to teachers based in part on local definitions.
That’s about to change. When it meets next Thursday in Tampa, the Florida Board of Education is set to adopt a new rule setting standard definitions for the ratings in courses associated with statewide tests, such as Algebra I and English/Language Arts.
The proposed rule would set the levels as follows:
a. Highly Effective. A highly effective rating on Performance of Students criteria is demonstrated by a value-added score of greater than zero (0), where all of the scores contained within the associated 95-percent confidence interval also lie above zero (0).